Why diversity among A-listers matters: the new Thor and Captain America

Sam Wilson as Captain America

Much has been written about this by everyone else over the past week, but I guess I’m obligated to chime in as well. Marvel’s announced plans to replace Captain America and Thor. For Thor, a woman will be assuming the role of the Mighty One after Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) rejects him as being “unworthy” of … Read more

Black animated and comic characters: The Falcon

The Falcon

Today’s entry is Marvel hero the Falcon (real name Sam Wilson). The Falcon is noteworthy as American comics’ first African-American superhero. (Marvel’s earlier Black Panther is from Africa.). He’s apparently also the first one without “Black” in his name. The Falcon first appeared in “Captain America” #117 in 1969. He was created by Stan Lee and Gene … Read more